The old dining hall and kitchen are too small and not winterized. It limits the number of campers we can impact each year.
This is why we want to begin constructing a new dining hall in the fall of 2027. It will have ample space for all and will be functional for 12 months of the year. This will allow more campers to discover Jesus and grow in a relationship with him!
Will you help us reach our goal?
Here are a few project highlights...
|Old Dining Hall||NEW Dining Hall|
Only seats 70 comfortably.
Will seat 250 people. (10,815 sq/ft with a 6,630 sq/ft footprint)
Will tear down following camps in 2027.
Estimated to cost $2,000,000
We will save the laminated rafters.
We will pay for the building with cash, no borrowing.
It will be built in the exact location of the current dining hall.
Plan to begin contruction by 2027.
Old Dining Hall
- Only seats 70 comfortably.
- Will tear down following camps in 2027.
- We will save the laminated rafters.
NEW Dining Hall
- Will seat 250 people. (10,815 sq/ft with a 6,630 sq/ft footprint)
- Estimated to cost $2,000,000
- We will pay for the building with cash, no borrowing.
- It will be built in the exact location of the current dining hall.
- Plan to begin construction by 2027.
Hope and a Future
The stakes are high...
With less space in the old dining hall that operates for just five months of the year, fewer campers will attend summer camp or other events at Covenant Bay. As a result, fewer opportunities for fewer campers to discover who Jesus is and grow in a relationship with him. Without these opportunities, there will be fewer young people who will experience life transformation.
Imagine a table full of young people enjoying their plates of food and laughing together as they eat and talk. They have bonded with their cabin group as they have each grown closer to Christ. They are celebrating their relationships with each other and Christ.
Now imagine this happening for 200 kids instead of 50. We are poised and ready to grow our capacity to impact more young people through the good news of Jesus Christ!
Pledging is simple.
Making a 5 year pledge is incredibly helpful it will do several things.
It will help in the planning.
It will show existing support within grant writing and inviting other donors.
It will show everyone how close we are to making our goal and build excitment and anticipation.
A message from our Executive Director
Would you join me in pledging to this project? My wife Tahra and I made a pledge that will stretch us. We are trusting God in this and are confident he will provide. We need people like you, ministry partners, to pledge to reach the goal of $2,000,000 by the end of 2027.
Here is a breakdown of what it could look like to raise $2,000,000:
4 people pledge $100,000 ($20,000/year)
8 people pledge $50,000 ($10,000/year)
16 people pledge $25,000 ($5,000/year)
32 people pledge $12,500 ($2,500/year)
64 people pledge $6,250 ($1,250/year)
These projects would not be possible without your support. Please consider a one-time donation or a pledge toward the New Dining Hall building project.
Your impact from your contribution will have a positive ripple effect that will be felt throughout the community and beyond.